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Re: Current street prices for US Internet Transit
On Aug 16, 2004, at 2:48 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
Interesting analysis, but I really can't believe that 10 gigabits of connectivity costs $30/Mbps. There is not a network in the US or Europe who will not sell you a 10 gig commit for far less than $30/Mbps, and I honestly do not believe that every network is selling below cost.On Mon, 16 Aug 2004, Patrick W Gilmore wrote:Cisco 12400 OC192 cards are $225k listprice.Unfortunately, I doubt any transit provider offering these prices will tell us if they are below cost. (Someone care to prove me wrong? :-)
Perhaps some of your assumptions are wrong. Perhaps people are making due with OC48s. Perhaps there is less redundancy or more loading. Perhaps your discount level is too low.
Who knows? Did you build an OC192 network with 6 routers and 3 links and etc.? I didn't, so maybe I'm wrong. But given the choices of A) Every single network on at least two continents is selling for less than half their cost or B) An one page e-mail to NANOG may not reflect the complex business realities of the telecommunications world - well, I'll pick B.
But that's me. :)
Would you pay $10 more per megabit to buy this capacity from someone usingWhat do you care which routers they use? I've seen networks buy the most expensive routers and run a crappy network, and I've seen people run stable networks on the cheap.
I just want my bits to flow quickly and reliably. I don't really care if you do it on Juniper, Force10, cisco, or tin-cans-and-string.
Why do you care?